Lower league side in the final


It was Ladbrokes Darts League Cup semi-finals and finals this week at the Ex Service Club.

The draw threw together Royal Oak and Welcome Anchors of the Second Division, meaning a lower league team would be in the final.

The singles were shared 3-3 and the Oak took the first pairs to lead 5-3,

It was league old boys Lee Godrich​ and Ian Fawcett​ that won the next pairs to give the Oak the win 7-3 as Ian hit 125, 137, Mark Kirby 125, 140, and a 180 for Tony Parkin for the Oak.

The Welcome had Lee Dore 132, 136, 2 x 140 on their sheet.

The other semi saw Arctic Shrew Monkeys take on Seaview Lads.

This match saw Seaview start better, taking a 3-0 lead, only for the Monkeys to fight back, taking the next seven points to end up 7-3 winniers.

The final followed with the first division side dominating affairs, as the Monkeys ran out comfortable 8-0 winners over the Royal Oak, helped with scores from Rich Garner 2 x 137, 140, Martin Bell​ 131, 2 x 140, and Shane Lowe with a 180.

This Friday sees the AGM and joining meeting of the summer league at the Working Men’s Club’s kids room from 7.30pm.

Teams need just four players to field a side, although up to 10 can play if you have more signed on.

April 18-19 sees the finals of the Marine Boathouse £10,000 darts series.

The 16 qualifiers will battle it out for a £5,000 first prize.

Matches start from midday on Saturday.

Entry is free.

There is a minimum £300 prize pot competition on the Saturday night, which is open to all.

The Chris Fletcher Darts​ Pro-AM tournament at the Ex Service Club in Skegness takes place on Sunday, September 6, with eight qualifying events taking place to determine the players lining up with the pros,

The first of these will be held on Friday, May 15, and this is a last man standing event, limited to 30 players.

So far 23 players have signed up.

Entry is £2.

Professionals lined up include Scott Waites (with event sponsors Windys Cafe), Alan Warriner-Little (sponsored by www.skegnessredcabs.co.uk), ‘The Pieman’ Andy Smith (Kirks Quality Foods), Ian ‘Diamond’ White (Just Cuts, Lumley Road), ‘Jabba’ Jamie Caven (Batemans Brewery​) and former world champion Steve Beaton (William Hill), ‘Silverback’ Tony O’Shea (Seaview Pub, Skegness) and Peter ‘One Dart’ Manley.

Manley is currently without a sponsor for the event.